Asparagus, Ham, Pasta Bake
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- 8 oz
- linguini, or your favorite pasta
- 1 Tbsp
- olive oil
- 3/4 lb
- ham or canadian bacon, cubed into bite size pieces
- 1 bunch
- scallions, chopped (reserving 1/2 cup darkest green pieces
- 2 c
- grated sharp cheddar cheese (or a good swiss), divided
- 16 oz
- (2 cups) ricotta
- 1/2 c
- 1 Tbsp
- dijon mustard
- 1 tsp
- 1/2 tsp
- fresh cracked pepper
- 1 lb
- asparagus, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1Preheat oven to 350°F.
Put a large pot of salted water on to boil.
Grease a 9" X 13" baking dish.
2In a large skillet heat oil over a medium heat. Add ham and scallions to skillet, setting aside reserved green parts for topping. Saute until onion begins to soften. Set aside.
3In a mixing bowl or food processor, combine eggs, 1 1/2 cups of the grated cheese, ricotta, milk, mustard, salt and pepper. Beat until very smooth.
4Boil pasta according to directions on box, adding asparagus during last minute of cooking. Rinse under cold water until cooled, and drain.
5Add drained noodles back to pot. Add ham and egg mixtures to noodles. Mix until well combined and pour into prepared dish.
6Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and top evenly with remaining 1/2 cup cheese and reserved scallions. Bake 15 minutes more. Let rest for 5 minutes and serve.